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October 24: Arrival of New Fresh Water Fish.

October 24: Arrival of New Marine Water Fish.


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Glowlight Tetra

Glowlight Tetra

Scientific Name: Hemigrammus erythrozonus

Price: Upon Request

Origin: South America, Guyana

Family: Characidae


Other Names: Fire neon, Glo-lite tetra



Technical Info

Temperature: 23 - 27 ℃

pH: 6.6 - 7

GH: 6 - 10

Max size: 5 cm

Min Tank size: 50 Ltr

Position in Aqua: Middle swimmer



Glowlight Tetra is silver in colour and a bright iridescent orange to red stripe extends from the snout to the base of its tail. The front part of the dorsal fins are the same color as the stripe. Other fins are silver to transparent. It is slightly larger than the neon tetra. As they get older, the stripe becomes more and more pronounced.



Glowlight Tetras will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.



To breed Glowlight Tetras, separate a pair into a "breeder tank" with no lighting at first, and then gradually increase it until spawning occurs. Water hardness should be less than 4 dKH and live food such as mosquito larvae are great inducers. Be sure to remove the adults after the eggs have been laid, as they will eat them. The eggs should hatch within 30 hours.


Compatible with

Glowlight Tetras are schooling fish that should always be kept in groups of at least a half dozen or more. They may be kept with other small peaaceful fish, including other small Tetras, Barbs, Danios, Cory Catfish, and peaceful Loaches. Although they are a schooling fish, they will generally not school together with other species. This is true even with species of similar size and shape, such as the Neon and Cardinal Tetras. Slow moving fish, and fish with long fins, are safe with Glowlight Tetras. However, avoid Angelfish as they will consider the Glowlights tasty snacks, and eat them. Avoid all large fish, as well as any fish that are predatory. Fish that are extremely active make prove stressful for the Glowlight Tetra.



Female is larger and stronger with round vental section, male is slender. It may be hard to tell male from female until the fish are fully mature and females fill with eggs.